London: Vanity Fair, 1874. Original colour lithograph. 40 x 27 cm (15.75 x 10.6 inches). Good. Some toning, foxing, and a vertical fold down the center. Letterpress clipping with biography of subject pasted on verso. Dated 8 Aug 1874. Vincent Brooks, Day & Son (Lith.). Scarce.
George Limbrey Sclater-Booth, 1st Baron Basing PC, FRS, DL (19 May 1826 - 22 October 1894), known as George Sclater-Booth before 1887, was a British Conservative politician. He served as President of the Local Government Board under Benjamin Disraeli between 1874 and 1880. Born George Sclater, Basing was the son of William Lutley Sclater, of Hoddington House, Hampshire, and Anna Maria, daughter of William Bowyer. His brother was the naturalist Philip Sclater. He was educated at Winchester and Balliol College, Oxford, and was called to the Bar, Inner Temple, in 1851. In 1857 he assumed by Royal licence the additional surname of Booth to fulfil the will of Anna Maria Booth. Item #18-1333